Couples Commentary: Will They? Won't They? Should They?

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When Castle and Beckett hit the sheets - or was it the doorframe? - on the Castle season finale, fans swooned as one of the most popular will they/won't they couples on TV settled on the former: They will. They did.

Bubbling sexual chemistry is a staple of TV, but taking two characters from flirting to bedding has often met with mixed results. 

Will it work out for Castle and Beckett? We'll be glued to the screen this fall to find out. Should these other teetering tandems go all the way? Or remain friends/co-workers? Weigh in now!


Tony and Ziva (NCIS) - They're more than just partners, but not quite a couple. Tony and Ziva, known as Tiva by diehard shippers, have done this dance for several seasons.

Will Tony & Ziva Ever Take The Leap?

Can the kick-ass former Mossad assassin and the quick witted ex-homicide detective figure out how to balance their work relationship with a love connection?  Will this potential couple ever deliver?

More importantly, SHOULD THEY?

Castle and Beckett (Castle) - An entire fandom could be heard screaming in delight at their TV screens last May when four seasons of love and lust culminated with a heated kiss against the door and Beckett's fingers entwined with Castle's as she led him to what we can only assume was his bedroom.

Will coupledom kill their incredible sexual tension? Or bring back the fun, flirty banter that got lost in all of the angst of season four? Castle Season 5 kicks off in September and fans are holding their breath to see what happens as Castle and Beckett start the next chapter of their story.


Jane and Lisbon (The Mentalist) - It's been four long seasons since the tortured con man met the tough but beautiful CBI agent, yet hints at any love connection have been a long time coming. 

Jane & Lisbon Investigate a Surfer's Death

Jane's still emotionally traumatized after his wife and daughter's brutal murder.  Will Teresa Lisbon be the one person who can help end his torment and heal his heart?

With Jane muttering a quick "love you" before pretending to shoot Lisbon and the two holding hands at the end of last season's finale, fans have more hope for this couple than ever before.


Jess and Nick (New Girl)- There's undeniable chemistry between Jess and her snarky bartender/roommate but should their friendship take a turn to romance? 

With CeCe and Schmidt taking over the will they/won't they spot at the end of season one, our guess is that fans will have to wait a while to see Jess and Nick come together but we hope it happens... some day.


Jeff and Annie (Community) -  The show may have never intended these two to be a couple but their obvious chemistry could not be denied. With three seasons of flirtations, hesitation, and jealousy behind them, SHOULD THESE TWO FINALLY TAKE THE HILARIOUS PLUNGE?

Did we forget about burgeoning couples? Vote above on the duos included and then leave a Comment below with pairings you want to see move ahead?

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


@Aycliffe You are exactly right. Gibbs' Rule 12 is his and his alone. In an interview on the Season 1 DVD, DPB talks about how he was surprised to find so many agents either married or involved in some sort of committed relationship with one another. He said he was fascinated by it and hoped to tackle that issue in some fashion at some point in the show. The beginnings of the developing relationship between Tony and Ziva started under DPB and has continued to develop and flourish ever since. Frankly, EJ was right to get in Gibbs's face about throwing "Rule 12" in Tony's face concerning their relationship. Had she told Gibbs that they would discuss his rule with Vance after they solved the P2PK case I would have raised a glass in salute to her.


@Aycliffe ALL federal agencies and companys even though they do not like it when they coworkers become married to each other they can and have ask them to leave it happen on a lot of copy show I use to watch like without a trace and NYBlue. In fact if Tony and Ziva do hook up if what I read is right one of them would have to leave gibbs team because your leader of your team does have the right to make Rules for his team


If Tony and Ziva wanted to be together they would just ignore rule 12 and just go for it. rule 12 is one of Gibbs rule could Vance sanction such a rule, now please correct me if I get this wrong, but my understanding is such a rule does not exist in the NCIS handbook of rules and regulations, if either Ziva or Tony decide take Gibbs to court over rule 12 a good lawyer would win then rule 12 would not exist any more


@ Michael, I've looked for the article just as you've described it and I can't find it anywhere......if you'll provide a link that would be great. That way, we can verify what you are saying is the truth, otherwise you're just creating false info. SAM, you're right.....the ratings have increased & held steady the last few years. Being TV's highest rated scripted drama is a sweet spot to be in at the moment.


NCIS' ratings haven't been falling the past few years. Season 9's ratings were a few tenths of a percentage point higher than those of Season 8's. Both seasons saw viewership between 19 and 20 million. Sweet spot to be in.


@Michael- I didn't want your interpretation. I wanted to see the actual website so I could read what the author of the article said and where they got their information from. I'm assuming that what you said isn't true since you can't present the information you claim to have seen.


So Monday Night War is also consider the number one rated show on TV but their rating have been falling for the last 3 years


Tony and EJ put a pretty healthy dent in Rule 12.


Actually, the ratings for "Cold Case" began to sag the year or so before it went off the air. Outside of demographics, ratings are pretty much the chief way they keep track of viewership. And if ratings didn't matter, they wouldn't advertise NCIS as "TV's highest rated scripted drama."


basic it said they can't hook tony and Ziva up because of rule number 12 but if one of them quits then that take away rule number 12

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